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This edition: New Law Changes Taxi Service in NYC

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 9, 2012.

First aired: January 11, 2012.

We'll go in-depth on how a new law will change taxi service for those in wheelchairs, outer-borough residents, and everyone else with James Weisman of the United Spinal Association, City Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and former Chair of the Taxi & Limousine Commission Matthew Daus. Then, the FDA recently backed away from a promise to regulate the use of antibiotics in farm animals. We'll find out why and what this means for public health with Maryn McKenna, author of "Superbug," and Avinash Kar, Staff Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. Then U. Penn professor and author of "The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America" Jonathan Moreno examines the intersection of science and politics in the 2012 presidential race. And can New York's Silicon Alley ever take on Silicon Valley? CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's Greg David, David Tisch of TechStars NYC, and Jason Calacanis o f "This Week in Startups" take on the question.

Guest List

Jason Calacanis This Week in Startups

Matthew W. Daus Former Commissioner & Chair, NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

Greg David Columnist, Crain’s New York Business

Avinash Kar Staff Attorney, National Resources Defense Council

Maryn McKenna Author

Jonathan Moreno Author

Ydanis Rodríguez Concejal de la Ciudad, Distrito 10

David Tisch Director, TechStars NYC

James Weisman SVP & General Counsel, United Spinal Association